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by Booby Trapper
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 3981

Re: South and west of Islay?

The biggest waves and swell I've sailed in was between Islay and N. IRN. left port Ellen on a beautiful day with almost no wind or waves. About 5 miles south the westerly wind and waves started building. 30 mins later I was down to 2 reefs in the main. The swell kept building and I was pushed down t...
by Booby Trapper
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz
Replies: 15
Views: 6127

Re: Camping Gaz

Eglington caravans in Irvine
by Booby Trapper
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz
Replies: 15
Views: 6127

Re: Camping Gaz

Still £20 for a 907 gaz at my local caravan shop. If they can do it for that price we the boaters are being ripped off again.
by Booby Trapper
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Kip Boat Show
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Re: Kip Boat Show

I was there on Fri. Enjoyed it. The big gold benny had the wow factor. I particularly went to see the Hanse 415 as I'm chartering one next year. I wasn't disappointed.
by Booby Trapper
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Re: Jib Sheets

Prob best for single sheets is a bowline with the bite taped down
by Booby Trapper
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 22577

Re: Balloch Dodgers

Any chance of progressing to Sprayhoods?
by Booby Trapper
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 14759

Re: Campbeltown

Spoke to Clyde Wanderer who was there on wed night this week and they were also having to raft up. I think there might be a lot of boats that were on moorings now using the pontoons for permanent berthing or as said maybe just more people stopping off here rather than using the canal.
by Booby Trapper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 14759

Re: Campbeltown

Pay at the honesty box now in the new toilets and shower block just down the quay a bit from the tourist office. Put it in an envelope and fill in all your details on the outside.
by Booby Trapper
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 14759

Campbeltown

Very impressed with the new pontoons and shower/toilets. Very reasonable rates. Must be popular,despite the extra pontoon spaces I had to raft up.
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by Booby Trapper
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

BarnacleBill wrote:Cheers guy's
I think I'll read the instructions on how to re-calibrate the Target Log. I take it that the log speed should match the GPS speed?

Only if you have no tide
by Booby Trapper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

The stretch of water off NE Arran, where the measured mile thing is, has low tidal streams, I wonder why they put the measure there? You will still need to measure going both ways and take an average but doing it at slack water neaps will help. Sorry if Gran has just been given an egg sucking lesso...
by Booby Trapper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

GPS is your correct speed. 2.2 knts on the log sounds wrong. If you were sailing into the tide I would expect to see more than the gps speed on the log. Imagine you are doing 5 knots over the ground (gps speed) but you are sailing into a tide of 1 knot the log should read 6 knots. Your Log is under ...
by Booby Trapper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Buying without a broker
Replies: 15
Views: 7411

Re: Buying without a broker

Ken If It's not ownership that concerns you then I don't see any problems you can print of the RYA bill of sale here. It will give you some piece of mind that you now own the the boat and have paid for it. http://www.rya.org.uk/sitecollectiondocuments/legal/Web%20Documents/Legal%20Leaflets/Members%2...
by Booby Trapper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Buying without a broker
Replies: 15
Views: 7411

Re: Buying without a broker

Nick wrote:.
I bought privately without a survey and paid cash - pound notes.

But it was a cheap boat and I am quite mad.


At last, a confession :D
by Booby Trapper
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Delivery passage
Replies: 12
Views: 6263

Re: Delivery passage

As said, depends. Are you stopping or sailing non stop? Rough guess.... divide the miles by 5 that will give you the amount of hours. Add in any stopping time and you're close to the answer.

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